The Hand on the Mirror: A True Story Of Life Beyond Death #HandOnTheMirror

The Hand on the Mirror giveaway

This conversation is part of an influencer campaign sponsored by Grand Central Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post does contain affiliate links. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about my late father. I was only 11 years old when my dad died. It all happened rather suddenly and before I knew it I was left without my dad. When my dad was only 43 years old, a fatal heart changed our lives forever. When my dad closed his eyes forever, a little bit of me … [Read more...]

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 50th Anniversary + Giveaway


I was sent a sampling of books to facilitate my post. I did receive monetary compensation. Giveaway prizing provided by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. Opinions are all my own. Did you have any idea that this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the longest running and highest rated holiday special of all time. If you're reading this post then it's safe to say that “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” has been a show you and your family have watched together every holiday season. My mom … [Read more...]

Let’s talk about books

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This post contains affiliate links.  Let's talk about book for a bit. With so many great movies coming out lately, it's imperative that I read the books first. I've learned this the hard way. So many times a movie ruins a good book. I always find comfort in knowing the book is usually always better than the movie. Already Read The Fault in Our Stars Looking for Alaska Little Mercies - I shared a bit about this book on my blog back in late June. >>>>>> Madame … [Read more...]

Win a copy of Madame Picasso

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Prizing and samples courtesy of Harlequin. Post does contain affiliate links. *Giveaway has ended* I've always loved to read, but I don't always have the time to set aside to sit back, relax, and read. With two young children, two blogs, and a house and husband to care for, reading has had to take a back seat. But just a few months ago I decided I would find a way, and I did. I still don't have the time, but I make time. I am reading one book a week. You can find me reading in the carpool … [Read more...]

Planning the Perfect Party is easier than you thought

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I was sent a free copy of this book to facilitate this post. Giveaway is sponsored by Capstone Young Readers. School is out, summer has arrived, and it's time to party! Planning the perfect party is easier than you thought. Planning Perfect Parties: The Girls' Guide to Fun, Fresh, Unforgettable Events by Capstone Young Readers gives children all the tools they need to have a fun and festive time with friends, for any occasion. Planning Perfect Parties: The Girls' Guide to Fun, Fresh, … [Read more...]

Books to read this summer, including Little Mercies


This is a sponsored post on behalf of Harlequin. This article does contain affiliate links. Summer is the perfect time to read a good book or two. Even with the kids out of school and a really busy summer schedule, I hope you find a little bit of time to get lost in a great book. Dive into your to-be-read list, and start with Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf. For me, summer is the perfect time to read. It's in the summer that I cut back on work a bit and try to enjoy the little things … [Read more...]

Minnie In Paris – Fashion is Minnie’s Passion + Giveaway

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I was sent a copy of this book to facilitate this review. Post contains affiliate links. Prizing courtesy of Disney Press & Disney Store. Update: Giveaway has ended. Congrats to Stephanie J. for winning. I really enjoy reading to my children, and they love for me to read to them. Every night, after the kids have their baths we snuggle up either on our couch or in my daughter's bed, and I read. It's always a fun treat when we have a new book to read. Just the other day this adorable … [Read more...]